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Danville Brewing Company gives East Bay beer fans a new destination

Cameron Stover,
Contributor
October 12, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The growing demand for craft beer has swept across California. Luckily for local hop and malt-heads, a new brewpub has popped up in the East Bay. A line of beer enthusiasts wrapped around the block on Sept. 20 at the grand opening of the Danville Brewing Company, a new craft brewpub that brews its o...

Benicia artist brings Louvre to the Bay

Benicia artist brings Louvre to the Bay

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
October 5, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

When I stepped into Mernie Buchanan’s booth at the 14th annual Pleasant Hill Art, Jazz and Wine Festival last weekend it felt like I had entered a French museum. Gold lettering identified the make-shift gallery “The Faux Louvre,” and elaborate paintings and ornate frames, painted to...

Al Fresco shakes up campus

Al Fresco shakes up campus

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
September 28, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

For the 28th time in Cal State East Bay history, the annual fall festival al Fresco took over the Hayward campus yesterday. More than 100 booths and tables lined the Arts and Education walkway to showcase clubs, organizations, departments, students services and other campus resources, which aimed t...

Expectations rise for wedding

Expectations rise for wedding

Clinton Louie,
Contributor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

The greatest moment of my life — so far — is the day that my fiancé accepted my wedding proposal. I met her ten years ago in a band we both played in; she was the bass player and I was the drummer. I had planned the proposal for the better part of a month, and felt extremely accomplished...

Local artist captures Hayward diversity in mural paintings

Local artist captures Hayward diversity in mural paintings

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

When the sun sets over the Hayward Hills, the majority of people head home from work, cook dinner and settle in for the night, but not artist Andrew Kong Knight. At nightfall, the Hayward native can often be found dressed in his painting “uniform,” consisting of a sun visor, headphones and paint-spattered...

East Bay welcomes new and former students with 28th annual ‘al Fresco’

East Bay welcomes new and former students with 28th annual ‘al Fresco’

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus

Nothing says welcome to a new school year at Cal State East Bay like a free concert. The university will continue its tradition of ringing in fall term with its 28th annual al Fresco, a festival hosted by the Student Life and Leadership department. This year’s celebration will feature li...

Farmers market maintains presence in Hayward

Farmers market maintains presence in Hayward

Jillian Sanchez,
Contributor
September 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

In the heart of Hayward lies a small event that takes place every Saturday. Farmers from all over California come to set up their stalls, pack their tables with colorful produce and await shoppers. Not only does produce get sold, but a deeper connection that farmers and people share is highlighted: Fo...

Award-winning comedian kicks off tour in Livermore

Award-winning comedian kicks off tour in Livermore

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
September 8, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

At first glance, comedian Kathleen Madigan’s life looks just like anybody else’s. She spent the Labor Day holiday with her family in Missouri boating on the lake—one of her favorite activities when she isn’t performing stand-up in 1,500 seat arenas—and after a show she enjoys a glass of red...

Blackalicious’ sound engineer puts flavor in your ears

Blackalicious’ sound engineer puts flavor in your ears

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
August 31, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

In 2015, Ronald Gacayan Jr., aka JR traveled with Blackalicious as an assistant tour manager and stage director in support of their latest album, “Imani Volume 1.” The music producer, sound engineer, and mix engineer from San Francisco is now the head recording engineer for the group’s next...

Bay Area journalist tackles mud in documentary

Bay Area journalist tackles mud in documentary

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 31, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

When North Bay freelance journalist Scott Keneally pitched an experiential humor story about a self-proclaimed “wimpy” guy taking on the extreme obstacle course Tough Mudder to the North Bay Bohemian and Outside newspapers in 2012, he expected a challenge. The Healdsburg resident didn...

Black female divinity transcends art

Black female divinity transcends art

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
August 10, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Throughout history, Black women’s contributions to society have essentially been disregarded. The artists of “The Black Woman is God: Reprogramming that God Code” felt the importance of extreme self-love was a matter significant enough to explore through artistic medium and show the world how much...

Actor John Leguizamo teaches Latin History to “Morons”

Actor John Leguizamo teaches Latin History to “Morons”

April G. Ancheta,
Contributor
August 3, 2016
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

John Leguizamo’s new solo performance at the Berkeley Repertory Theater on July 22 was a 90-minute show with no intermission. In “Latin History for Morons,” the 52-year-old award-winning actor, comedian and playwright provided present-day commentary with contrasting scenes of historical Latino mom...

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